Life skills in adolescents to face violence

by Fundacion Pro Ninos de la Calle,I.A.P.
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Transitional House for Independent Living
Transitional House for Independent Living

On April 13, the 9th anniversary of the Transitional House for Independent Living (CTVI) was celebrated; a home for young people who lived on the street and after a process of reflection, decided to give up that lifestyle. For diverse reasons, some of them cannot reintegrate with their families, they cannot stay in a care home because they are almost adults, others may have lived in care institutions, but they all have something in common: they are ready to prepare for independent living.

Pro Ninos believes that all human beings have the ability to decide, reflect and change themselves to not do things they don’t like. At CTVI we support these young people in the construction of their life project, strengthening their safe spaces, health care, specialized medical attention, emotional support, tools to solve conflicts without violence, healthy relationships, assistance to continue studying, training for formal work, time and money management, among many other areas of moving to an independent life.

Amid laughter, applause, nostalgia, joy and a little magic, the young people of CTVI celebrated another year of effort and collaboration in the company of friends, educators, administrative staff and graduates of the House, which are clear examples that together we can change the course of our lives, even at the most adverse moments.

We trust that CTVI will continue to work for many more years, assisting adolescents and young people who strive to achieve an independent life away from the streets and to have a dignified, stable and productive life.

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Familia
Familia

Meet the Garcia Family.

 

We all have a dream in life and the Garcia´s family dream is to have a house to live in comfortably. Rocio*   had six children: Luis, 21 years old; Alejandra 17; Daniel 16; Manuel 15; Alberto 13 and Ramón 10. All have different goals, but they share a common goal: to build a family environment of respect and collective participation.

 

After almost seven years of living apart, they face a broad and complex challenge: learning to be a family again. Recognizing and integrating as a family was part of the first stage. After the years they were separated, it was not easy to live together again; Rocio told us. Now 46, she has had to work very hard to encourage and motivate her children toward a better life. The "Family Support Program" (PAF) has been a great help to the García family, who since 2013 participated in various activities at the Pro Niños foundation. The Garcia family has regained the communication, confidence and security that they lost for many years, through participation in workshops, family dynamics and collaborative work.

 

Luis, the eldest of the family; at the age of 21, has begun an independent life and together with his wife and son, they are beginning to write their own family history. Now his goal is to move his family forward and not make the mistakes of the past.

 

Alejandra, aged 17, lived a large part of her childhood in an orphanage, and now, after returning to live with her mother, has become her right hand. The trust between both has been reinforced as a result of the gradual support offered by the PAF. Today Alejandra, with a scholarship and excellent academic reports, has a very clear goal: finish high school and study architecture, which she will undoubtedly achieve.

 

Daniel, who has participated in the PAF's sports activities, is beginning his studies in high school. He knows that the rules of coexistence at home are important to maintain a healthy relationship with his brothers. At 16 he knows that his studies will be a bridge to opportunities in the future.

 

As for Manuel, he is in his second year of junior high school and actively participates in the activities at Pro Niños. He is the closest to his sister Alejandra and helps at home to organize household chores. And his favorite part of the PAF is undoubtedly the camping outings, which have helped his emotional and cognitive development.

 

Ramón, the youngest of the family, is a very intelligent, extroverted and charismatic boy who has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and his permanence in school has been interrupted. The challenge for Ramón is to build better relationships with his brothers. Today he practices swimming and is in the process of resuming his studies.

 

Rocio tells us that the pieces were falling in place little by little. She recalls with tears in her eyes, the story of her family none have had an easy road to follow, each with its own history, and each with its own struggle. Today, and thanks to the effort of each of the members of the family and the support of the PAF, the future looks very optimistic. As this puzzle continues to be formed, the family is more united and communication and teamwork is making them a better version of themselves.

 

*The names of the mother and her six children have been changed to protect their identity.  

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Last September 15th on the anniversary of Mexico’s Independence an outdoor fair was held at our Day Center to commemorate the event.

The young people had fun, ate, played and danced big time. All could enjoy the fun Mexican games:  snakes and ladders, potato sack races, pin the tail on the donkey, spinning tops and other attractions. The favorite activity of the afternoon was Bingo with appearances by the mermaid, the barrel and the ladder.

We all enjoyed a very Mexican menu with the traditional and tasty pozole along with fresh fruit drinks. Mangos and jicama with chile powder were put out and the youngsters quickly got in line to try them with lime and salt. Desserts were part of the get together including rice pudding and Mexican candies.

So the afternoon was spent in laughter, with good company and the happiness generated by being part of a community that cares about children, young people and their families’ rights to recreation and celebration. 

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Tenemos una batalla por ganar y juntos podemos hacerlo ...

Cuando un niño vive en un mundo violento y lleno de desigualdades, donde carece de las oportunidades y la atención que necesita para su desarrollo, su futuro está en peligro.

Pasa muchas horas solo, porque sus padres tienen que trabajar, y cuando vuelven a casa, no saben cómo comunicarse con él. Incluso en la escuela, él no se siente apoyado. Incluso ha pensado en dejarlo.

Más y más, prefiere estar en la calle en lugar de ir a la escuela o quedarse en casa. En la calle no está solo, siempre hay gente alrededor para hablar y hacer cosas con él y tiene acceso a sustancias que crean una sensación de bienestar.

Sin embargo, tendrá que enfrentar:

Explotación

Discriminación

Violencia

Enfermedad

Adicciones

¿Muerte?

En Pro Ninos estamos trabajando para hacer algo al respecto.

Ofrecemos apoyo para que pueda desarrollar habilidades con las que pueda manejar situaciones que lo ponen en riesgo.

Le facilitamos que reciba tratamiento médico, psicológico y de abuso de sustancias para que esté sano.

También trabajamos con sus padres y profesores para que también puedan desarrollar habilidades para guiarlo, escucharlo y cuidarlo.

Queremos que esto suceda con más niños que viven en ambientes de violencia y desigualdad para que puedan tener el poder de cambiar su vida en la calle por el futuro que sueñan.

¿Vas a unirte a esta batalla?

 

Haga clic en el siguiente enlace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnuKriJWWHk&feature=youtu.be

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Vocational Fair in Pro Ninos.
Vocational Fair in Pro Ninos.

Vocational Fair in Pro Niños.

 

The Day Center hosted the Vocational Fair where junior high schoolers were able to find a wide range of alternative options beside school, as well as health and vocational counseling.

This event took place on June the 8th, inviting youngsters whom, due to behavioral and school problems, presented the risk of not continuing with their higher education. Our guests received information about rights, courses, workshops, scholarships and sexual and reproductive health, as well as the skills development programs that are carried out at Fundación Pro Niños de la Calle IAP.

We also invited government agencies committed to the support and development of youth. Such as the Youth Institute which provided advice on sexual and reproductive health and the Institute for the Care and Prevention of Addictions in Mexico City which informed the kids about addictions and performed rapid HIV testing and spirometry.

On the other hand, the Innovation and Learning Network, shared information about the academic courses that they offer, as well as the scholarships provided for these courses, Faro Indios Verdes informed about activities and workshops they offer in their facilities. In addition, Promotora Social Mexico’s staff gave a talk about vocational orientation.

At the same time, Fundación Pro Niños’ staff shared with the students information about Industrial Training Centers and the courses that they offer near Pro Niños facilities.

The boys attending the Vocational Fair were completely interested in the information received as it will allow them to choose different activities according to their interests and tastes, acquiring in addition knowledge about sexual and reproductive health.

Vocational Fair in Pro Ninos.
Vocational Fair in Pro Ninos.
Vocational Fair in Pro Ninos.
Vocational Fair in Pro Ninos.
Vocational Fair in Pro Ninos.
Vocational Fair in Pro Ninos.
Vocational Fair in Pro Ninos.
Vocational Fair in Pro Ninos.
Vocational Fair in Pro Ninos.
Vocational Fair in Pro Ninos.
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Laura Alvarado
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